Run For Your Life Cycle (Sturgeon Edition)

The lake sturgeon is an example of a Minnesota fish species that migrates to complete its life cycle. In this role-playing activity, students become lake sturgeon traveling a migration route through a course depicting a cobble-bottom river, sandy-bottom rivers, and a deep lake. Dangers accompany migration – the lake sturgeon encounter both natural and human-induced obstacles as they grow to adulthood and return to spawning grounds.

Minnesota Science Standards: 3.4.1.1.1., 3.4.3.2.2, 4.1.2.1.1, 5.1.1.1.4, 5.3.4.1.3, 5.4.2.1.1, 5.4.4.1.1, 7.4.2.1.1, 7.4.4.1.2, 8.1.3.3.1, 8.3.4.1.2

Run for your lifecycle lesson plan – sturgeon edition

Run for your lifecycle background information – sturgeon edition

Credit: Science Institute 2014-2015

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